Conference in Oslo – Choice of law on arbitration

A conference followed by a seminar on choice of law clauses and arbitration will take place next week in Oslo on Tuesday 6 and Friday 7 May.

The conference is organised by a research project run by prof. Giuditta Cordero Moss (Oslo) at the Oslo university on the impact of choice of law on arbitration and by the Norwegian committee of the ICC (more information on the project: here).

Here is the program of the conference (Thursday 6 May):

09.00-09.10 Welcome – Professor Kristin Normann, Selmer Lawfi rm, Oslo

Part 1: Arbitration law, its developments and its signifi cance for International disputes

09.10-09.25 Introduction: Why national law for international arbitration? –
Professor Giuditta Cordero, Moss, University of Oslo

09.25-09.45 International Arbitration and the impact of the national law of the place of arbitration –
Professor Luca Radicati di Brozolo, Catholic University, Milan, Partner, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, Milan

09.45-10.05 International Commercial Arbitration in the Us: The Restatement –
Professor George Bermann, Columbia University, New York, Chief Reporter on the ALI Restatement of the US Law on International Commercial Arbitration

10.05-10.25 New Trends in International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America –
Professor Diego Fernandez Arroyo, Complutense University, Madrid

Part 2: Ad hoc or institutional arbitration?

10.45-11.05 Ad hoc arbitration v. institutional arbitration –
Ms Carita Wallgren-Linholm, Partner, Lindholm Wallgren, Helsinki

11.05-11.25 New Trends in ad hoc international commercial arbitration: the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules –
Ms Corinne Montineri, Legal Offi cer, UNCITRAL, and Secretary, UNCITRAL Working Group II on Arbitration

11.25-12.15 Discussion on Part 1 and Part 2

12.15-13.15 Lunch

Part 3: Features of selected Arbitration Institutions

13.15-13.35 Arbitration under the Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Anders Ryssdal, Partner, Wiersholm Lawfi rm, Oslo, chairman of the Norwegian Committee,
International Chamber of Commerce

13.35-13.55 Arbitration in London: Features of the London Court of International Arbitration –
Mr Matthew Saunders, Partner, DLAPiper London

13.55-14.15 Arbitration under the Swiss Rules –Dr. Daniel Wehrli, Partner, Gloor & Sieger, Zürich,
Member of the Board, Swiss Arbitration Association

14.45-15.05 Arbitration in Sweden: Features of the Stockholm Rules – Marie Öhrström,
Associate and Business Development Lawyer, Setterwalls Lawfi rm, Stockholm, and previously Deputy Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

15.05-15.25 Arbitration in Finland: Features of the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland –
Justice Gustaf Möller, Partner, Krogerus Attroneys Ltd, Chairman of the Board, Arbitration Institute, CCCF

15.25-15.45 Arbitration in Denmark: Features – Mr Georg Lett, Partner, Lett Law firm, Copenhagen

15.45-16.05 Arbitration in the Oslo Chamber of Commerce –
Mr Stephen Knudtzon, Partner, Thommessen Law f rm, Oslo, Member of the Board, Arbitration Institute of the Oslo Chamber of Commerce

16.05-16.45 Discussion

16.45-17.00 Final observations – Professor Giuditta Cordero Moss, University of Oslo
The conference will be followed by a seminar on Friday 7 May for the project participants.